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Dance dance dance : a novel

Author: 村上, 春樹, 1949- ; Haruki Murakami
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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He burst upon the international scene with the wildly acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase. He quickly came to represent the quirky voice of a new generation of Japanese writers. Now Haruki Murakami gives us his wittiest, boldest, most daring work to date. Dance dance dance continues the extraordinary adventure of an ordinary man. At thirty something, Murakami's nameless hero lives in a hi-tech, high-rise world where old
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Murakami, Haruki, 1949-
Dance dance dance.
Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Kodansha America, 1994
(OCoLC)647474630
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: 村上, 春樹, 1949- ; Haruki Murakami
ISBN: 4770016832 : 9784770016836 1860469531 9781860469534
OCLC Number: 28218488
Description: 393 pages ; 25 cm
Other Titles: Dansu dansu dansu.
Responsibility: by Haruki Murakami ; translated by Alfred Birnbaum.

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He burst upon the international scene with the wildly acclaimed A Wild Sheep Chase. He quickly came to represent the quirky voice of a new generation of Japanese writers. Now Haruki Murakami gives us his wittiest, boldest, most daring work to date. Dance dance dance continues the extraordinary adventure of an ordinary man. At thirty something, Murakami's nameless hero lives in a hi-tech, high-rise world where old virtues die fast and success is all that matters. He has shared in the glittering city's spoils, and while he has not sold his soul, he knows that something is lacking in his life. Now, in dreams, a mysterious woman weeps softly - for him. Yet, even as he tries to understand why, the voice that beckons is not hers.

And still he dreams. Bizarre dreams that propel him down byways of his life in search of ...? His is a strange odyssey: en route, a thirteen-year-old girl, distressingly beautiful and clairvoyant, is his constant companion; a classmate, now oozing charm on TV soaps, grapples with murder; a lady of the night becomes his guardian angel; and an eccentric Sheep Man materializes to counsel and cajole. What's a fellow to do? Dance. You gotta dance as long as the music plays. And dance is what our hero does ... in the most unexpected ways!

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